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Hi, I’m Caty! I’m a portrait photographer uplifting ladies & the men they adore in the vocation we call family life. Raising a family is the hardest job out there so let’s celebrate the milestones each year with grace & style. Caty Dunlap Photography: Celebrating family. Celebrating love. Celebrating life. 

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July 4, 2019

A Soul on Fire

The Migraine Chronicles: Week 1 Thank you, God, for my chronic migraines. Yes, you heard me right. And I’m not being sarcastic. At least not this time. There are many blogs out there about chronic pain & how to manage it. This is not that blog. I’ll let them do that job & do it […]

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The Migraine Chronicles: Silver Linings

Personal, Silver Linings

July 3, 2019

On my desk is a mason jar of silver linings, pieces of paper with moments in time I found gratitude during a storm. (It’s much prettier now than the notepad in my phone. Lol) It reminds me to keep an attitude of gratitude. And on an immediate level, I can pull one out when I’m […]

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June 26, 2019

Aladdin

I can show you the world Shining, shimmering splendid Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide?”

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Treat Yo Self

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June 24, 2019

I’m a Summer girl all the way! There is something about this season that gets me energized. It started when I was younger & the summer had all the best ingredients: no school, the pool & my birthday. But even now as an adult I feel my spirits lifted during my time. And it’s here! […]

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Newborn Photography

June 18, 2019

Round Rock Newborn Portraits

Baby Ren, Jet Setter Can you imagine telling your child a love story that began abroad? Karleigh & Steve will. They met in Kazakhstan but after summer break they will return home to Moldova where a very special crib awaits Ren. You could hear the heart in mom’s words as she described the crib she […]

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Lion’s Daring Escape

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June 7, 2019

Shoot! Lion escaped! How did Lion escape? Little kids in front yard. Can’t give chase just yet. Water running. Don’t waste water. Plus, don’t waste money. Why is dad in my head, right now of all times? (Turn off the hose. Get 3 kids inside.) Oh no! His tags are off. That’s okay. Worst case […]

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June 6, 2019

Matte or Lustre: Which to Choose?

Is there really a difference between all of those print finishes? Yes. Yes, there is. Will you notice it as much as a photographer? No. But there are moments in time distracting you from enjoying your family pictures. Smudges on old glossy photos. A glare on glass. Or maybe just a little less vibrance. With […]

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Senior Portraits: Springtime In A Meadow

Senior Portraits

May 19, 2019

Hannah : Brushy Creek Lake Park This week, I had a very special shoot. Meet Hannah, the very first CDP senior! I had the pleasure of shooting her senior portraits on Wednesday & she nailed it. Hannah chose Brushy Creek Lake Park as her location for a more natural setting & after having to rescheduling […]

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Newborn Photography

March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In case you missed my post on Instagram earlier this month, Baby Patrick–yes, his name is actually Patrick– arrived just before St. Patrick’s day. You have no idea how excited this makes me. With his name, his Irish heritage, his two red-headed sisters & a birthday right before St. Patrick’s Day we celebrated a little […]

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Family Portraits: Not All Shoots Are Sunshine & Roses

Family Photography

December 13, 2018

In contrast with the last blog post, this next family portrait session that I’m about to talk about took place on a chilly, off-and-on rainy day. But the family I worked with, much like the great state of Texas, was made of tough stuff. We made sure to take breaks to wrap up in warm […]

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